Sunday, January 30, 2011

More on the Group of 7

I recently read a book titled, "Defiant Spirits", which I purchased from the gift shop at the Mc Michael Canadian Art Gallery.  The art Gallery itself is tremendous and a must for anyone who loves art and especially if they enjoy the works from the Group of 7 and Tom Thomson.

"Defiant Spirits" by Ross King

Tom Thomson's Shack - At Mc Michaels Canadian Art Gallery

From inside Mc Michael's ( You can't take pictures of the paintings) 

Mc Michael's Canadian Art Gallery

"Defiant Spirits", by Ross King, is a terrific book for anyone who is interested in the Group of 7 and Tom Thomson.  Ross King describes the artists in great deal, including the struggles to be accepted by a sceptical public, media, and politicians.  There is great insight into the life of all the artists, including Tom Thomson, which includes the untimely and mysterious death of Thomson back in 1917.  This is highly recommended and great for students who may be studying The Group of 7.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Group of 7 - A Musical Showcase of Great Paintings

The Group of Seven - A collection of their art put together in this video, to showcase the enormous talent these artists possess. More on these guys later.

Highway of Heros

This was put together to give homage to the brave men and women who are serving over in Afghanistan and putting their lives on the line so that we can be free.

Canada Day 2010 retry.wmv

This is something that I put together to celebrate Canada Day 2010.


I would like to welcome everyone, to my new blog, "4 Season Canuck".  This blog will devote itself towards everything Canadian...minus the politics.  No political views will be seen here.  It's a blog that will promote the history of Canada, as well showcase all the beauty this country has to offer by showing  all regions of this enormous land, and highlighting famous landmarks, festivals, the wonderful sports (not just hockey), our artists, and the special people that are the soul of Canada.  Below is a sampling of pictures that I have picked up from the web, or have taken myself, plus a video that I put together for Canada Day 2010, all in the promotion of Canada.
Although I have mentioned that any political comments are not welcome here, I will promote more Canadian content or the lack there is, in our schools. 

A Scene from Stoney Creek re-enactment 2007

A Scene from Stoney Creek re-enactment 2007

Enjoy, and again politics is strickly forbidden on this blog.